Padman is set to release on 26th January, 2018. It is Hindi comedy-drama film directed by R.Balki, featuring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles and Amitabh Bachchan in a special role. Akshay Kumar took to Instagram to share the poster of the film and wrote, “Super hero hai yeh pagla, aa raha hai 26th January, 2018 ko : #PadMan!”



The film is based on one of the story- The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land, in Twinkle Khanna’s book, ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’, which is inspired from the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham.

Tamil Nadu-based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, revolutionized the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkins machine. Padman aims at starting a conversation regarding women mensuration hygiene, which is still considered taboo in many parts of the country.

The film has largely been shot in Indore and New York. Co-Produced by Hope Productions, KriArj Entertainment, Columbia Pictures and Mrs Funnybones Movies, the film will be globally distributed by Sony Pictures.